366 Events

Members of the Syrian opposition walk with a U.N. observer during a visit by monitors to the restive city of Homs, Syria, on April 21.

Khaled Tallawy/UPI/Landov

Seminar - Open to the Public

Half-Measure Interventions in Theory and Syria

Mon., Apr. 3, 2017 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Nye A, 5th Floor

A seminar with Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl, Joint Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative and International Security Program, Visiting Assistant Professor, Harvard Kennedy School, and Assistant Professor of Politics, University of Virginia. Part of the Middle East Initiative Research Fellows Seminar Series.

Shahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidoosti in Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman.

Cohen Media Group

Special Series - Open to the Public

Middle East Film Series: The Salesman (Iran, 2016)

Thu., Mar. 30, 2017 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Starr Auditorium

Join us for a screening of The Salesman/Forushande (Iran, 2016), the 2017 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, directed by Asghar Farhadi, now a two-time Oscar winner (A Separation, 2011).

Tickets for the film will be available via Eventbrite starting on Monday, March 20 at the RSVP link below.

A Saudi man walks at the Tadawul Saudi Stock Exchange, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File

Seminar - Open to the Public

Transforming Saudi Arabia’s Labor Market: EPoD’s Smart Policy Design in Action

Wed., Mar. 29, 2017 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Rubenstein Building, Room 415

A seminar on Evidence for Policy Design's (EPoD) work designing, implementing, and rigorously testing policies and programs in collaboration with the Saudi Ministry of Labor and Social Development with EPoD staff members Field Research Manager Wallied Shirzoi, Senior Research Fellow Jawaher Al Sudairy, and Senior Research Manager Alexander Hall.

Co-sponsored by Evidence for Policy Design at Harvard's Center for International Development.

Palestinians hold a poster showing President Donald Trump during a protest in the west bank city of Bethlehem. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean

Seminar - Open to the Public

Trump, Palestine and the One State Solution (Rescheduled)

Fri., Mar. 24, 2017 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Bell Hall - Belfer Building, 5th Floor

Please note: this event has reached capacity. Further registrants will be added to a waitlist and contacted if a space becomes available. Thank you for your interest!

A seminar with  Diana Buttu, lawyer and former legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team, Visiting Professor at University of Windsor Law School, and Former MEI Fellow on the recent Trump statements regarding moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the peace process and the prospects for the future.

This event has been rescheduled from February 10, after being postponed due to inclement weather.

Courtesy of Nisreen Hajj-Ahmad

Nisreen Hajj-Ahmad

Seminar - Open to the Public

Women and Freedom: Lessons from Organizing in Jordan and Palestine

Wed., Mar. 22, 2017 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Room 102

A seminar with Nisreen Haj-Ahmad, Research Fellow at Harvard's Ash Center and Co-founder of Ahel and Mujtama3i and Marshall Ganz, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and MEI Faculty Affiliate, on community organizing campaigns in the Middle East.

Co-sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

From the Crossroads of Migration data map.

Justin Gest

Seminar - Open to the Public

Book Talk: Crossroads: Comparative Immigration Regimes in Times of Demographic Change

Thu., Mar. 9, 2017 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Nye A, 5th Floor

A seminar with Justin Gest, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government, on his forthcoming book Crossroads: Comparative Immigration Regimes in Times of Demographic Change.

Examining 31 countries’ immigration demographic outcomes, this book derives a taxonomy of immigration regimes and develops explanations for what drives the variation in outcomes across borders. Its analysis finds that the world’s most prominent migration regimes appear far more influenced by the policies of the Gulf states than those of the settler states of yesteryear. A "Market Model" is emerging.

From a World Bank funded project in Yemen.

World Bank/Scott Wallace

Seminar - Open to the Public

Governance and the Law in the Middle East: Regional Implications of the World Bank World Development Report 2017

Tue., Mar. 7, 2017 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

Members of the World Bank's Global Governance Practice and Middle East and North Africa Regional team Edouard al-Dahdah, Shantayanan Devarajan and Renaud Seligmann present the findings of the World Bank's World Development Report 2017 on Governance and Law and the implications of the report for the World Bank's MENA operations. Moderated by Ishac Diwan, MEI Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar and Chaire D’Excellence Monde Arabe, Paris Sciences et Lettres.